Alumni Association Presidents

Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA) has been an integral part of the fabric of Tufts almost since the university’s founding. The idea of organizing alumni for the support of Tufts originated with William A. Johnson, Class of 1860, one of the four graduates representing the four classes that had received degrees. In July of 1860, he formed the Association of the Alumni of Tufts College. The group drafted a constitution stating that anyone who had received a A.B, M.A., D.D., or L.L.D. was eligible for membership upon payment of $1; by the next year, the association had grown to 18 fully-paid members, and in 1887, membership was open to all holders of Tufts degrees. Along with Johnson, Elmer Hewitt Capen, Class of 1860, was one of the first two vice- presidents of the Alumni Association, and later became President of Tufts College from 1875-1905.

Today, the Tufts University Alumni Association continues to secure for Tufts University the strong and united support of its alumni. All graduates of Tufts University (and former students with at least one year of study) are automatically considered TUAA members.

Presidents of the Tufts University Alumni Association, 1860-present*

*In 1984, a change in by-law combined the duties of the President of the Tufts University Alumni Association with those of the Tufts Alumni Council Chairman; this new position retained the title of President of the Tufts University Alumni Association, and in 1986 the term of President was lessened to two years.

1860-1861

*Temporary Presiding Officer Edward E. Spaulding, A1958
*Temporary Secretary William A. Johnson, A1860

1861-1864

Rev. Joseph C. Snow, A1858, G1858

1864-1865

Harvey Hersey, A1857, G1860

1865-1866

Charles J. White, A1858, G1858, H1899

1866-1867

Rev. Henry Blanchard, A1859, G1859, H1890

1867-1868

Rev. William E. Gibbs, A1859, H1894 

1868-1870

John W. Hammond, A1861, H1891

1870-1872

Robert F. Leighton, A1859, G1859

1872-1873

Rev. Henry Blanchard, A1859, G1859, H1890

1873-1874

Gen. Selden Connor, A1859, H1876

1874-1875

Rev. John J. Lewis, A1863, G1866

1875-1876

Byron Groce ,A1867, G1867, H1902

1876-1877

Wilmot L. Warren, A1868

1877-1878

Charles E. Fay, A1868, G1872, H1900, H1928

1878-1880

Hon. Hosea M. Knowlton, A1867, H1897

1880-1881

Prof. Heman A. Dearborn, A1857, G1857

1881-1882

Dr. Hermon J. Smith, A1858

1882-1883

Dr. Obed C. Turner, A1859

1883-1884

Dr. Hermon J. Smith, A1858

1884-1885

Albert B. Otis, A1863

1885-1886

Arthur E. Denison, A1869, H1908 

1886-1887

Rev. Edwin C. Sweetser A1866, H1882

1887-1888

Arthur E. Denison, A1869, H1908 

1888-1890

Lester L. Burrington, A1866, G1866

1889-1890

Charles S. Fobes, A1861, G1864

1890-1893

William B. French, A1870

1893-1896

Lorin L. Dame, A1860, G1860, H1895

1896-1898

William W. Spaulding, A1867, H 1907

1898-1899

Byron Groce, A1867, G1867, H1902

1899-1900

Arthur W. Peirce, A1882, H1899

1900-1901

Hon. John W. Hammond, A1861, lI1891

1901-1903

Arthur W. Peirce, A1882, H1899

1903-1905

Frederick W. Hamilton, A1880, G1886, H1899

1905-1907

H. Austin Tuttle, A1891, G1893, H1932 (resigned February 1907)

1907…..

Ralph E. Joslin, A1886 (elected to fill unexpired Tuttle term to June 1907)

1907-1908

Arthur W. DeGoosh, A1893, A1896

1908-1910

Arthur W. Peirce, A1882, H1899

1910-1912

C. Neal Barney, A1895, H1909

1912-1914

Melvin NI. Johnson, A1892

1914-1916

Samuel P. Capen, A1898, G1898, H1921

1916-1920

Edward D. Sabine, E1896

1920-1922

J. Porter Russell, A1898

1922-1924

Maurice B. Greenough, E1912

1924-1926

Arthur B. Lamb, A1900, G1900, G1904, H1920

1926-1932

Fredwith R Mackenzie, A1906

1932-1936

Judge Robert W. Hill, A1904, H1964

1936-1940

Dr. A. Everett Peterson, A1892, G1897, H1924

1940-1942

Guy Pierce, E1896, H1946

1942-1954

Joel W. Reynolds Jr., E1923, H1948

1954-1960

Dean George S. Miller, A1906, G1907, H1941

1960-1962

Harry C. O’Brien, A1922

1962-1966

Warren E. Carley, A1932

1966-1970

Dr. Leon Lieber, D1929

1970-1972

John Baronian, A1950, H1997

1972-1976

Judge Edward J. Shea, A1944

1976-1978

Julius Doliner, A1950

1978-1984

Maurene L. Golden, J1959, G1961

1984-1985

Ronald J. Milauskas, E1962, G196

1985-1986

Martin E. Duffy, E1963, A1963

1986-1988

Sheila A. McDermott, J1957

1988-1990

Dr. Robert A. Sears, A1950, M1954

1990-1992

Linda J. Dixon, J1963, F1999

1992-1994

Cynthia A. McCarthy, E1956

1994-1996

Norman S. Silverman, E1958

1996-1998

Donald W. Northrup, A1963

1998-2000

Elliott A. Lerman, E1965

2000-2002

William R. O’Reilly Jr., A1977

2002-2004

Alan M. MacDougall, A1965

2004-2006

Ann L. Palmieri, J1978

2006-2008

Alison “Sunny” Breed, J1966, G1972

2008-2010

Mark Davis Alpert, A1970

2010-2012

Barbara Clarke, J1988

2012-2014

Brian J. McCarthy, A1975

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